By: Joe Graedon November 21, 2019 16 Comments
    Beware Routine Stents or Bypass Surgery for Stab…

    Reader Alert: I am not an impartial observer of the latest study on stents or bypass surgery. Although my 92-year-old mother (Helen Graedon) did not suffer symptoms of angina, she was talked into angi…

    By: Terry Graedon October 2, 2019 0 Comments
    Are Optimists Protected from Heart Attacks?

    Americans are often exhorted to walk on the sunny side or look for the silver lining. Can a cheery attitude influence your health? A recent meta-analysis suggests that optimists are less likely to suf…

    By: Terry Graedon September 26, 2019 4 Comments
    Show 1182: How You Can Use Exercise as Medicine

    Does medicine mean “drugs and surgery” to you? That is certainly how a lot of people see it. However, physical activity–exercise–has powerful abilities to help us heal. How can we use exercise…

    By: Terry Graedon June 6, 2019 8 Comments
    Is White Meat Better for Your Heart Than Red Mea…

    For decades, Americans have been told that red meat is bad for the heart. They’ve been encouraged to substitute white meat instead. As a result, millions treat pork chops, steaks and burgers as forb…

    By: Joe Graedon November 9, 2017 10 Comments
    The Shocking Results of a Heart Stent Experiment

    More than half a million Americans and Europeans undergo angioplasty and a receive a heart stent in one or more coronary arteries annually. The cost of this procedure can vary enormously in the U.S. E…

    By: Terry Graedon July 7, 2016 3 Comments
    FDA Approves a Stent That Can Disappear Like Mag…

    People who develop blockages in the arteries that supply the heart are often treated with a stent, a mesh tube. This can help reduce chest pain, also known as angina. The Trouble with Previous Stents:…

    By: Terry Graedon April 14, 2016 1 Comments
    Do Peas and Beans Help You with Weight Loss?

    Beans are said to be good for the heart, but could legumes also help people control their weight? A new analysis of data from 21 clinical trials suggests that even when the diet is not designed for we…

    By: Joe Graedon November 12, 2015 7 Comments
    Stents Ease Angina but Fail to Stretch Survival

    Angioplasty to place a stent or several stents in coronary arteries is known medically as percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI. This procedure is used to open blocked coronary arteries and treat…

    By: Joe Graedon November 3, 2014 15 Comments
    EDTA Chelation Effectiveness Challenges Doubting…

    Q. How effective is chelation for reducing carotid plaque? A. Chelation (pronounced key-lay-shen) is a way of removing toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic, iron, uranium or cadmium. The …

    By: Terry Graedon August 28, 2014 1 Comments
    What Cardiologists May Not Tell You about Gettin…

    When people experience symptoms of chest pain, they frequently undergo diagnostic procedures on their coronary arteries to see whether they are having a heart attack. When there is blockage visible on…

    By: Joe Graedon March 26, 2013 25 Comments
    EDTA Chelation Therapy: Exonerated if not Celebr…

    At 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on March 26th, 2013, the embargo was lifted on an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It is titled: "Effect of Disodium EDTA Chelatio…

    By: Terry Graedon January 17, 2011 8 Comments
    Problems Stopping Beta Blocker Suddenly

    Q. I have been on atenolol for high blood pressure for about seven years. Recently my doctor told me to stop this drug because my heart rate was in the 40s. He switched me to lisinopril, and although …

    By: Terry Graedon June 9, 2010 4 Comments
    Gout Drug Benefits Heart

    A very old drug used to prevent gout may have impressive power to protect the heart. Allopurinol, also sold under the brand name Zyloprim, has been used for more than four decades to lower uric acid l…